When The Saints


Many big bands have recorded versions of The Saints, yet this one really stands out from the crowd. Whilst not strictly a BG chart, as it was recorded by members of the Goodman Orchestra, it contains some fine ensemble writing, a flowing Clarinet solo in BG style, and solos for Piano and Tenor too. The whole chart swings like crazy from start to finish. All of the solos are written out in full, though your players can improvise their own from the chords if preferred. The saxes are scored for CATTB, and we have included an alternate Alto 2 part (a transposition of Tenor 2) giving you the option to pass the Clarinet lead to one of your Tenor players if preferred. Trombones 1,2 & 3 are written to high C during a passing riff near the end of the chart. Two of them can happily drop an octave here if they don't have the range. There are no sax doubles.

Part Number
Transcribed by
Myles Collins
Benny Goodman
3 minutes
Trumpets 1-4
D6, B5, A5, F#5
Trombones 1-4
C5, C5, C5, D4

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